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Dec 23: Holiday Shenanigans

Cathy Sikorski and friends at Girlfriend GalaDonna Cavanaugh WGirlfriendGala_203_20160525-VictoriousWomanith Christmas just days away, some of Annmarie’s favorite funny guests will be joining her for Happy Hour this week. And there will be shenanigans….So join Annmarie and Theresa Hummel Krallinger, Cathy Sikorski and Donna Cavanaugh for a little holiday fun!

Dec 16: Joanette McGeoch

Wondering why your computer is acting up? Is your family arguing and friends and co-workers are misunderstanding almost everything? Maybe it’s not you. It could Mercury Retrograde.

Astrologer Joanette McGeoch is coming to Happy Hour to talk about Mercury Retrograde and how it’s affecting you right now.

And Joanette will be talking about what’s in the stars for you in 2017.

Dec 9: Mary Fran Bontempo

mary-fran-bontempo-author-speaker-humorist If you’re not ready for granny panties, you want to  tune in this Friday. Humorist Mary Fran Bontempo has an inspiring message from her Woman’s Book of Dirty Words, about how to clean up your self-talk and move toward vibrant, productive, and  joyful lives.

Learn more about her: Mary Fran Bontempo, and check out Mary's first book, Not Ready for Granny Panties.

Dec 2: Christi Cavallo

ChristiCavallo Psychic Christi Cavallo will be doing mini-readings for almost the whole hour. You can call in any time. If the line is busy, call back. Here's the call-in number: 610-701-9243

Christi Cavallo's work for the past thirty years has been helping others find peace in their lives by answering their deepest questions, lending a guiding hand through their challenges and connecting to those who have passed. Her mission and purpose is to awaken each one of her client's spiritual power and guide them through recognizing their own unique abilities and gifts. Check out her website: Christi Cavallo

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Nov 18: Amy Collette

amy-collete It’s the week before Thanksgiving and Amy Collette is joining Annmarie for a conversation about gratitude. Amy’s mission is to help raise the positive vibration of the planet! Inspiring women to share their positive power is what gets her up in the morning. She works with people who want to make a positive impact, helping them boost their visibility and expand their influence. Annmarie and Amy will be talking about her book, The Gratitude ConnectionLearn more about Collette on her website.

Nov 11: Laura Browder

browder_laura It’s Veteran’s Day and author Laura Browder is coming to Happy Hour to talk. Laura’s book, When Janey Comes Marching Home, is an interesting looking into the service and post-war lives of women veterans. Annmarie and Laura will be talking about that and also Laura’s next book, about her grandfather, who was a leader in the Communist Party.

Laura Browder interviewed 52 women from all branches of the military for her most recent book, When Janey Comes Marching Home: Portraits of Women Combat Veterans. Browder is the executive producer of the 2012 PBS documentary The Reconstruction of Asa Carter, based on her book Slippery Characters:  Ethnic Impersonators and American Identities. Her previous books include Her Best Shot: Women and Guns in America, and Rousing the Nation: Radical Culture in Depression America, which was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Book. She also edited With the Weathermen: The Personal Journal of a Revolutionary Woman, by Susan Stern. Her plays have been produced in Boston and Richmond. Her most recent exhibition (in collaboration with photographer Michael Lease and sound artist Benjamin Thorp) was Driving Richmond: Stories and Portraits of Richmond GRTC Operators.

Nov 4: Cathy Sikorski

Cathy-Sikorski-2-150x150  Cathy Sikorski is joining us again at Happy Hour this Friday. She’s talking about Medicare’s open enrollment, how to handle your employer when you’re caregiving and more. AND she’ll be sharing tips from her new book, Who Moved My Teeth, which will be out this month. Learn more about Cathy.

Oct 28: Malcolm Johnstone and Carol Star

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Just in time for Halloween - It’s Spooky Friday and Annmarie is talking ghosts – historical and present day. This Friday’s Happy Hour will start with Malcolm Johnstone talking about West Chester’s rich history of Revolutionary War ghosts and more. Then paranormal researcher Carol Star will join Annmarie to talk about some of the ghostly sightings she and her paranormal crew at the Chester County Institute of Paranormal Research have been finding in Chester County and Gettysburg. Tune in this Friday and get spooked!

Malcolm Johstone has been a downtown development specialist since 1985 and joined the West Chester Business Improvement District (BID) as executive director in June 2001. His new hobby is historical West Chester, and he came to doing that in a very spooky way. Tune in to find out how!

Carol Star is the co-founder of the Chester County Institute for Paranormal Research (CCIPR). You might have seen Carol on the Travel Channel show, Ghost Adventures with Zak Bagans. How she does what she does is fascinating. What she finds when she does it is just plain scary!

Oct 21: Nancy Rae Evans

Wondering why you don’t have more money? Are you unwittingly sabotaging yourself? That’s what Nancy Rae Evans, Certified Money Coach, will help you figure out.  She helps women in transition--relationship, career, relocation--develop financial and emotional stability so they can navigate the changes with grace and ease instead of worry and fear. You can find more about Nancy Rae Evans at:  www.EmbracingMoney.com and on FB at https://www.facebook.com/EmbracingMoney Get ready by taking Nancy Rae’s Money Quiz

Oct 14: Melissa Schultz

Are you an empty nester or will you soon become one? Melissa T. Shultz is and she’s coming to the Friday Happy Hour. From Mom to Me Again: How I Survived My First Empty-Nest Year and Reinvented the Rest of My Life is based on a year-long series she did for the Huffington Post about her struggle with the empty nest and the transformation of her marriage, friendships, career, and ultimately herself. She wrote it because she found that while parents may read everything they can get their hands on to prepare for pregnancy and to help raise their children, they do very little to prepare for the day their children are no longer at home.

Melissa is the acquisitions editor for Jim Donovan Literary in Dallas. She’s written about health and parenting for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, Newsweek, Readers’ Digest, The Huffington Post, Next Avenue, Scary Mommy, Babble, and many other publications and blogs. From Mom to Me Again is her first book. It’s part self-help, part memoir, and is filled with advice from experts as well as short stories that speak to the universal truths of parenthood.

Oct 7: Jane Bryant Quinn

Quinn_Jane_Bryant_2_small_ Jane Bryant Quinn writes about money – how to save it, manage it, invest it. And she’s coming to Happy Hour this week to tell you how to make your money last. Jane’s written for Newsweek, the Washington Post, and appeared regularly on the CBS Morning and Evening news. Her classic personal finance guide, Making the Most of Your Money, was named by Consumers Union as the best personal finance guide on the market. She currently writes for the AARP Monthly Bulletin.  Her new book, for people planning and saving for retirement, is called How to Make Your Money Last. For more about Jane, check out her website: janebryantquinn.com.

Sep 30: Melissa Heisler

melissa Melissa Heisler is a stress reduction expert, Type Me life and business coach, and author of From Type A to Type Me: How to Stop “Doing” Life and Start Living It. She’s coming to Happy Hour this week to share tips with Happy Hour listeners on how to improve health, increase mental clarity, easily deal with difficult people, find peace at work & home. As we start gearing up for the holiday season, you won’t want to miss this one!

Sep 16: Amy Trout Hughes

Amy Trout Hughes combined her professional talents and personal interests and transformed her professional life in unexpected ways.  First she launched MultiHat Solutions, a consulting firm providing advisory services to professional athletes and non-profits. But then things took an unexpected turn. Earlier this year, over a bottle of wine, a friend wanted to know why she was giving her homemade marshmallows as gifts instead of selling them. Today the MarshmallowMBA has more than 75 flavors of marshmallows that are fat-free, gluten-free, egg-free, and dairy-free but NOT fun-free!  They include Craftmallows based on classic cocktails (these are the ones the Girlfriends at this year’s Girlfriend Gala received in their gift bags), GamersEdgeTM energy marshmallows with caffeine and B12 and AthletesEdgeTM marshmallows with additional electrolytes for performance athletes.

Sep 9:  Leeza Gibbons

leeza Back by popular demand! Fierce Optimism is a must-have for women and Leeza Gibbons is the women to show you how. The Emmy Award winner is coming to Happy Hour to talk about how to usekindness and positivity as your winning strategy. Leeza Gibbons is one of the most well‐known pop‐culture icons on the air. In addition to her impressive background in the field of entertainment and news media, Leeza is an instrumental advocate for healthcare, wellness, and caregiving. She is also a wife, mother, businesswoman, EMMY award winner and a New York Times bestselling author and the winner of Celebrity Apprentice.

Sep 2: Donna Cavanaugh

DTC-300x288 Back by popular demand! Ever think about writing about something funny that happened to you? Did you think it was so good that you thought it could be published? That’s what Humorist Donna Cavanaugh is coming to Happy Hour to talk about this Friday. Her new book, How to Write and Share Humor: Techniques to Tickle Funny Bones and Win Fans can be your first step into a new career as a humor writer. Donna is a founder of Humor Outcasts and Shorehouse Press.

Aug 26: Judy Weintraub

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Ever thought about writing a book but didn’t know where to start? This week Annmarie Kelly talks with Judy Weintraub who provides book writing and publishing services designed to help authors get their books written and published easily and quickly. In addition, this accomplished entrepreneur, business executive and attorney is a bestselling author of The Essentials of Negotiating Effectively and the author of How to Build Successful Business Partnerships and the founder of SkillBites, the series of short how-to books.

You can learn more about Judy and her services, including how you can become a SkillBites author at http://skillbites.net

Aug 19: Christi Cavallo

ChristiCavallo Christi Cavallo's work for the past thirty years has been helping others find peace in their lives by answering their deepest questions, lending a guiding hand through their challenges and connecting to those who have passed. Her mission and purpose is to awaken each one of her client's spiritual power and guide them through recognizing their own unique abilities and gifts. Check out her website: Christi Cavallo

Aug 12: Kelly Green

Kelly green After her divorce in 2014, Kelly Green was forced to take a hard look at her life, and herself. She vowed to make 2014 her "year of dating dangerously." She partied with celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and A-Road. She dated Argentinian polo players, professional paintballers, and Wall Street financiers. She was looking for a better life with a better man--until she realized she needed to love herself first. It was a turning point in her life. She’s coming to Happy Hour this week to talk about her experiences and her new life.

Aug 5: Brenda Reynolds

Brenda has been a sought-after consultant, speaker, coach, workshop facilitator, author, and founder of BKR Consulting.  She has spent over 2 decades consulting to organizations, leaders, and teams during times of change and transition. (i.e. Sherwin Williams, AOL, Special Olympics).

However, nothing prepared her for her own big life change called divorce.  It required a mid-life reinvention at a time when the future was unclear and yet to be determined. She’s coming to Happy Hour to talk about what she learned and how she came back from the devastation she experiences.

July 29: Cathy Sikorski

Cathy Sikorski (2)  “Serial caregiver” Cathy Sikorski will be joining us for Happy Hour this Friday! We’re talking about what it’s like to go back to the “real world” after your caregiver time is over, films that will help you and much more! Learn more about Cathy Sikorski

July 22: Leeza Gibbons

sp16292_3.png  Fierce Optimism is a must-have for women and Leeza Gibbons is the women to show you how. The Emmy Award winner is coming to Happy Hour to talk about how to usekindness and positivity as your winning strategy. Leeza Gibbons is one of the most well‐known pop‐culture icons on the air. In addition to her impressive background in the field of entertainment and news media, Leeza is an instrumental advocate for healthcare, wellness, and caregiving. She is also a wife, mother, businesswoman, EMMY award winner and a New York Times bestselling author and the winner of Celebrity Apprentice .

July 15: Iris Ruth Pastor

Iris-R-Pastor  Iris Ruth Pastor has dealt with bulimia for forty-six years. She'll tell us her story, how it started, and more importantly, how and why it stopped.

July 8: Donna Cavanaugh

DTC-300x288  Ever think about writing about something funny that happened to you? Did you think it was so good that you thought it could be published? That’s what Humorist Donna Cavanaugh is coming to Happy Hour to talk about this Friday. Her new book, How to Write and Share Humor: Techniques to Tickle Funny Bones and Win Fans can be your first step into a new career as a humor writer. Donna is a founder of Humor Outcasts and Shorehouse Press.

July 1: Vincent James & Joann Pierdomenico

88+ Ways Music Can Change Your Life Can Music Change Your Life? Vincent James and Joann Pierdomenico believe it can. They came to The Friday Happy Hour to talk about music therapy and how music is being used to with Alzheimer’s and stroke patients, for depression and much more. Vincent and Joann are the authors of 88+ Ways Music Can Change Your Life. You can learn more and share your inspirational music story at KeepMusicAlive

June 24: Carole Brody Fleet

carol-brody-fleet  Carole Brody Fleet:  When Bad Things Happen to Good Women.

June 17: Sandra LaMorgese

905844_10201841929004454_189263515660593613_o Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D. is an expert in bridging the gap between sexuality and a lifestyle that focuses on holistic health of the mind, body and spirit. She is the author of Switch: Time for a Change, a memoir of her journey from holistic practitioner to professional dominatrix at 55-years-old, and her passion and purpose is to empower others towards healthy authentic living.

June 10:  Susan Cohen-Dickler

Cohen-Dickler  Susan Cohen-Dickler is the Emmy Award Winning co-founder of Banyan Productions, one of the country's leading producers of reality television, including Trading Places, Ambush Makeover, Perfect Proposal, A Wedding Story and more. Susan is coming to Happy Hour this week to talk about her shows, her marriage/business partnership with her spouse and being midlife.

June 3: Ann Hoffman-Ruffer

annH1  Ann Hoffman-Ruffner is joining Annmarie to talk about her personal reinvention and what gets in the way of reinventing for many women – maybe you. In her work, Ann encourages women to choose courage over comfort and inspires them to live their one “wild and precious life” authentically with passion & joy.  Ann uses her three decades of experience as a therapist along with her trainings through Brene Brown and Martha Beck to empower, energize and connect women worldwide to realize their dreams, live joyfully and positively transform the world.

May 27: Christi Cavalo

 Christi Cavallo's work for the past thirty years has been helping others find peace in their lives by answering their deepest questions, lending a guiding hand through their challenges and connecting to those who have passed. Her mission and purpose is to awaken each one of her client's spiritual power and guide them through recognizing their own unique abilities and gifts. Check out her website: Christi Cavallo

May 20: Ruth Soukup

Ruth-Soukup-Profile-Blue-Circle-Flipped-1024x1024 Ruth Soukup started writing Living Well Spending Less in 2010 because her spending habits had become so out-of-control that her marriage was in big trouble.  She desperately needed to find a way to hold herself accountable, and writing about her challenges with living well on a budget really helped. But now, years later, she has come to some important realizations.

May 13: Barbara Schiffman

After decades as highly-regarded Hollywood script consultant, Barbara Schiffman transitioned from fictional film/TV stories to supporting what she calls “true stories in progress” -- people's individual lives. She’s coming to Happy Hour with Annmarie Kelly to chat about her transition out of the glitz and glamour of Tinseltown and into her reinvention as a life and soul coach. Annmarie and Barbara will be talking about life and soul synergy, the Akashic Records, New Thought and your personal evolution.

May 6: Dr. Mike Dow - The Brain Fog Fix

Dr. Mike Dow talks with us about brain fog, brain drain and leaky brain...the one that scares me the most because I don't want anything leaking out of my brain. He has some great advice and suggestions for shifting out of that foggy feeling and back into the focus and clarity that you know to be your real self!

April 29: Kerry Hannon

Ready to downshift? Don’t know what kind of work to do or where you could find a downshifting job? Kerry Hannon’s coming to Happy Hour to help you. Kerry Hannon is a nationally recognized expert on career transitions, personal finance and retirement.

April 22: Randi Levin

Randi Levin wants you to recolor and refresh your life and she’s talking with Annmarie Kelly at the Friday Happy Hour to give you tips for doing it!

Randi Levi is a certified transitional life strategist, inspirational speaker, thought leader, and reinvention expert. She’s the author of Recoloring Life Workshops as featured in The Wall Street Journal. She holds a BS Degree in Journalism from The University of Maryland and a professional coaching certification from The Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching. It is her belief that life does not always play out in a straight line, nor should it!

April 15: Kelly Hayes-Raitt

Kelly Hayes-Raitt is an activist and author who has worked tirelessly for the past three decades on issues of civil and human rights, as well as for the protection of the environment. As a passionate and effective advocate, she has appeared on more than 500 radio and television public affairs shows including PBS "News Hour with Jim Lehrer," CBS "This Morning," CNN "Financial News," and CNN "Moneyline."

April 8: Colleen Wall Darby

Colleen Wall Darby is joining Annmarie for some creative Happy Hour Chick Chat this Friday. Colleen made a midlife transition that led to her new career as an inspirational artist. Now she helps people get lost in the world of their imaginations and where transformations can happen.

April 1: Carin Rockind

Carin Rockind had the perfect life: the lawyer spouse, a big house, a fabulous corporate job. But, she says, “I felt empty. I cried all the time. My husband was frustrated. I felt like I was living someone else's life. I just felt like I was here for something - something meaningful - for PURPOSE - but didn't know what that meant or how to pursue it.” Not until she – literally – had a gun to her head did she do something different. Carin will be talking with Annmarie Kelly about what happened and how she turned it around to find purpose and meaning and happiness.” You can get her picture here: http://carinrockind.com/

March 25: Colleen Sheehy Orme

Colleen Sheehy Orme is a Divorce & Relationship expert. As a national columnist for beliefnet.com a faith based, inspirational website, Colleen writes and speaks on the topics of love, relationships, divorce, and healing. She also consults on these topics and of rebuilding your personal life and personal brand during and after divorce. She is also a contributor to other national outlets and publications.

Colleen’s national column speaks with her trademark voice. It is filled with the raw vulnerability, emotion, strength, humor and inspiration she lives her life with. Her column tackles the messy side of love while still inspiring love.

March 18: Susan Sparks

After ten years as a lawyer moonlighting as a standup, Susan Sparks left her practice and spent two years on a solo trip around the world. Find out how Susan turned the page, reinvented, and started a flashy new chapter in her life when she joins Annmarie Kelly at Happy Hour.

March 11: Kathy Gottberg

 IMG_2497_2  If you’ve been in corporate America, the work “rightsizing” could send chills up your spine. But Kathy Gottberg has a different take. In her mid-fifties, and with a woefully puny retirement account, Kathy and her spouse did some rightsizing…to the tune of $30K a year. You’ll get a kick hearing how Kathy made rightsizing her friend…and give you tips for doing the same.

March 4: Janet F. Williams

Are you hesitant to ask for what you want? I hope Janet Williams gave you a shot of confidence and courage. Talking about the 7 Motivations and some of those techniques are were worth a try. I've used some of them and, yes, they work. A lot of it has to do with having the confidence, but as Janet says: You Don’t Ask, You Don’t Get.

February 26: Tracy May

keeping_mothers_secrets_book_cover This survivor of child abuse is joining Annmarie Kelly to explain how she refused to let her past to dictate her future. Instead Tracy May, author of Keeping Mother's Secrets, Surviving Terror and Betrayal Through Courage and Hope found a way to not just overcome adversity but to thrive and create a happy life for herself.

February 19: Christi Cavallo

This show is going to be more fun than usual! Psychic Christi Cavallo will be doing mini-readings for almost the whole hour. You can call in any time. If the line is busy, call back. Here's the call-in number: 610-701-9243

February 12: Brigid Schulte

Brigid Schulte is coming back to Happy Hour! Last time, the author of the bestselling book, Overwhelmed, talked about how being overwhelmed impacts your life. We had fun! This week she’s coming back to talk about being overwhelmed in your relationships. Be sure to tune in this Friday!

February 5: Concha Alborg

Concha Alborg didn't think that anything could hurt her more than the death of her husband from cancer, but hours after his death she learned how wrong she was. Concha Alborg didn't think that anything could hurt her more than the death of her husband from cancer, but hours after his death she learned how wrong she was.

January 29: Karen Hassett talks about Women and Money

Karen Hassett is the Community Education Manager at the local Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union. She’s coming to the Friday Happy Hour to talk with Annmarie Kelly about women and their money – and what a woman needs to know to protect herself now and in her later years.

January 22: Doreen McGettigan

Author Doreen McGettigan is joining Annmarie Kelly to talk about her newly released book, The Stranger in My Recliner. It’s the story of how Doreen’s spouse brought Sophie, a homeless, 80-year-old woman, to stay with them one night. What happened next will fascinate you! Doreen and Annmarie will talk about the plight of the homeless and what we can do to help.

January 15: Barbara Wasserman

Barbara Wasserman considers herself the poster child for the joys of being an empty nester. She’s joining Annmarie Kelly to talk this Friday to talk about starting over in midlife.

January 8: Dr. Mike Dow - The Brain Fog Fix

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